Don’t sweat it: 5 frequently asked MiraDry questions, answered
Did you know that 1% of the world’s population has to suffer through excessive underarm sweat (axillary hyperhidrosis), to the point of producing 4-5 times more sweat than everyone else? It can be really embarrassing to repeatedly sweat through and stain clothing, particularly at work or social events, and many with the condition must also cope with low confidence as a result.
Enter MiraDry, a highly advanced cosmetic procedure that targets the problem at its very source. Here, your most frequently asked MiraDry questions, answered:
What is MiraDry?
MiraDry is a safe and noninvasive procedure that does away with the sweat glands in your underarm area, providing a long term solution to the problem of excessive underarm sweating. Patients receive a customized treatment for each underarm, with multiple placements of the MiraDry device. The MiraDry system gently delivers electromagnetic energy to eradicate the offending sweat glands. Most patients report a dramatic reduction of their underarm sweat post procedure. According to studies, patients achieve an average 82% reduction of sweat after undergoing the MiraDry procedure. Bonus: you can expect minimal to no downtime afterwards.
Does MiraDry stop odour?
In addition to reducing sweat, MiraDry reduces and eliminates oil and odour glands as well. So even if excessive sweat is not an issue for you but you suffer from bad underarm odour, MiraDry is a viable, safe, and effective solution. Odour-producing apocrine glands are eliminated, rendering the development of unpleasant smells a thing of the distant past!
Does MiraDry remove hair?
FDA-approved to prevent underarm hair growth as well as sweating, MiraDry uses precisely targeted microwaves to heat up and destroy your unwanted hair follicles. One or two MiraDry treatments can result in permanent reduction of your underarm hair, a casualty many patients are ecstatic about. So, without further ado, prepare to give up shaving and waxing! And unlike hair-removal lasers, MiraDry doesn’t rely on colour contrast—it works its magic no matter what your hair or skin colour happens to be.
How long does MiraDry last?
The bottom line: the Miradry applicator emits topical microwaves to kill the sweat glands, hair follicles and odour in your underarm area. There may be some redness and swelling in the armpit for a short period post treatment, but you should expect to have lasting results. The eliminated sweat glands do not come back or regenerate after the MiraDry procedure, thus effectively solving the problem of excessive underarm sweating. No wonder the treatment is considered such a game changer to so many. And in case you’re worried about needing your sweat glands, rest assured that your body contains over 4 million sweat glands, and only 2% are located in your underarms. So the elimination of your underarm sweat glands will not affect your body’s ability to cool down. For optimal results, you should undergo 2 procedures, spaced 3 months apart. Each session usually lasts about an hour.
How much does a MiraDry treatment cost?
MiraDry treatment costs start from $3599 for 2 treatments and from $1999 for a single treatment. Not too hefty an investment for lifelong results!
Find out if the MiraDry treatment is right for you. Book a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto today.